March 21, 2008
I have done nothing else this week except knit on these socks. No working on my lace, no reading, no other knitting…just cables on socks. They are going surprisingly quickly; below is the progress I’ve made after approximately 12 hours of knitting.
March 15, 2008
I have just begun knitting the socks that were donated to the Museum’s Labor of Love event. The winner chose to have me duplicate a pair of knee-high cabled socks that he wears with his Norwegian costume. The pattern is fairly simple, and the yarn feels lovely and soft. These socks won’t be a hot as the ones he has now.
March 2, 2008
Finished Ian’s socks on Sunday night and he wore them to school on Monday. The next pair of socks I work on will be recreating a knee-high cabled sock that a gentleman wears with his Norwegian costume. I’m looking forward to starting that project as soon as the yarn arrives from Knit Picks.
Here is Ian modeling his socks.
I received a Zune mp3 player for Christmas that I absolutely love and never leave home without it. I’m addicted to podcasts and I think the Zune manages them better than any other mp3 player. Because I’m scared of scratching it and banging it around, I decided to knit a felted cozy for it that I can hang around my neck. The pattern came from Knit Picks and I had to downsize it quite a bit because the ipod it was designed for is larger than my Zune. It works well, but it’s not the ideal solution for me. I’m glad I finished it, even though my sister rolled her eyes when she saw it 😉
This is the case before I cut the openings.
After cutting. The zune screen goes so close to the edge of the device that it leaves very little left. I also oriented the zune upside down so I can just flip it up and look at it. And the headphone cable comes out of the bottom of the device.